I joined the Church when I was 15; my school schedule was so hectic that I could not attend seminary. However, when I turned 19, my college timing was feasible, and I started to attend Institute classes. It is the place where I started to learn the deep doctrines of the Gospel. As we learn from the scriptures, 'Angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore, they speak the words of Christ. Wherefore, I said unto you, feast upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do.' 1 By feasting upon the words, I have built my faith on a stronger foundation in my saviour Jesus Christ.
It improved my confidence, and my desire to know the Lord became stronger. I started asking questions during my scripture studies, and during the Institute class, all my questions were answered as we discussed many gospel principles and doctrines. Especially when we discussed family history topics, my testimony and love for God the Father and Lord Jesus Christ grew deeper in my heart, and the Plan of Salvation seemed very meaningful. It provided me with the knowledge about how to lead my mortal life by holding the Iron rod, the word of God and preparing myself to taste the fruit of the Gospel and the love of God.
I have received immense blessings after attending the Institute class; my testimony grew and helped me to remain on the covenant path. My faith and my dependency on the Lord have increased tremendously. I am grateful to the Institute Teacher and other leaders for this beautiful programme and for encouraging young single adults to participate.